Take Action NOW – Keep Tap Water ON During Covid-19!

Posted on October 9, 2020 by

Recently, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down Governor Whitmer’s moratorium on water shutoffs and restoration of water services to residents. NOW is not the time to resume water shutoffs – we are heading into flu season during a pandemic and the CDC says washing hands frequently is the best prevention to spreading COVID-19.

COVID-19 has already put an unprecedented number of Michiganders out of work and with children learning remotely, we must ensure all families have access to running water in their homes for good individual and public health. The Henry Ford Global Health Initiative found that patients who live on blocks that experienced water shutoffs were 1.55 times more likely to be diagnosed with a water-associated illness, not to mention the mental health stress that comes along with a lack of running tap water.

No one should have to worry about how they will wash their hands and masks, cook their food, and get their drinking water. Please take action today by calling on and writing to your legislators to keep water on and restore water services to those still without running water in their homes.


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